When Megan first assigned me a 2-page spread for the Spring 2017 issue I'll be honest, I panicked a wee bit! I haven't made a 2-page spread in... I literally can't remember! I tried thinking of a way to make a page still in my traditional style and thought, hey, I could use both the positive and negative of a big die cut heart! And then these came together quick & easy. Phew!
FOX & JANE by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: By using both the positive and negative pieces of a big die cut this 2-page spread came together in a snap!
JOURNALING SAYS: Being your mom is the best "job" in the whole wide world. I am so lucky to have such an amazing, healthy, happy, and loving son and daughter. I count my blessings every day!
HOW TO: Trim 1" strips from lots and lots of patterned papers then use scissors to fringe them. Arrange the strips in rainbow order down a white cardstock background. Die cut a heart to use as a template, place it on the back of the layered paper, and carefully trace and cut out the heart from the center. Use the cut out fringed heart as the centerpiece on another white cardstock background. Add machine stitching details to both pages. Print black & white photos and adhere them to the pages. Create the title on the negative page and adhere typed and trimmed journaling onto the positive page. Embellish with die cuts and stickers from Oh My Heart.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers (chipboard, puffy), Thickers, die cuts: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Font: Remington Noiseless; Fringe scissors: Martha Stewart Crafts
Tell me, are you a fan of 2-page spreads? Or do you prefer to make single pages?